- Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence is a -325 favorite to be the first quarterback picked in the 2021 NFL Draft.
- LSU Tigers wideout Ja’Marr Chase has +125 odds to be the first wide receiver taken in the NFL 2021 Draft
- Oregon Ducks offensive tackle Penei Sewell has the shortest odds to be the first offensive lineman picked in the 2021 Draft.
CLEVELAND – The NFL’s 2020 regular season is scheduled to go on as planned as COVID-19 pandemic will assumingly be contained by the time the league is scheduled for opening kickoff in September.
If all goes well from the college sports and NFL standpoint, the 2021 NFL Draft should be no issues as well (even if virtual).
With online sportsbooks offering bets on which position will be drafted first, betting this way gives bettors the advantage of hitting on odds that could bring in a big return. This is especially true since the bets are placed so early before the season impacts the college football odds.
First Quarterback to be picked in the 2021 Draft
- (CLEM) Trevor Lawrence -325
- (OSU) Justin Fields +350
- (MIA) D’Eriq King +1000
Rolling the dice on Justin Fields +350 underdog odds here is worth it since Trevor Lawrence is a heavy favorite.
Place a small wager on Fields being the first quarterback coming off the board simply because it’s still early and it’s likely that his odds won’t get any longer with a good season.
Taking Fields at +350 today will net bettors a much better return at sportsbooks than taking Fields during the regular season.
First running back to be picked in the 2021 Draft
- (CLEM) Travis Etienne +110
- (ALA) Najee Harris +350
- (OKLAST) Chubba Hubbard +500
Clemson Tigers running back Travis Etienne turned heads when he decided to skip out on the 2020 NFL Draft to return to Clemson for his senior season. He’s arguably the best back in the class and has shown growth as a receiver.
Etienne has had two straight seasons recording over 1600 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns.
Of the top three running backs in this class, Etienne has the highest ceiling. He also has the best resume, a factor that will make him the first running back drafted in 2021.
First Wide receiver to be picked in the 2021 NFL Draft
- (LSU) Ja’Marr Chase +125
- (ALA) DeVonta Smith +500
- (CLEM) Justyn Ross +500
The wide receiver position is one of the toughest positions to gauge in the draft because of how the positions is played today.
Ja’Marr Chase is currently the only wide receiver at the top off the odds board that makes sense being the first wideout taken in the NFL draft.
His +125 odds right now are still profitable and Chase is coming off a monster season where had 84 receptions, 1,780 yards, and 20 touchdowns.
That kind of production likely won’t be replicated because Joe Burrow won’t be under center for the Tigers but expect to Chase to still showcase why he’s the best receiver in his draft class.
First Offensive Lineman to be picked in the 2021 NFL Draft
- (ORE) Penei Sewell -250
- (ALA) Alex Leatherwood +600
- (STAN) Walker Little +800
Offensive linemen are now among the most valuable position on NFL teams now. Teams are taking more risks than ever on an offensive lineman in the draft and in return its led to some underdog odds on draft day.
Take the +600 odds on Alabama Crimson Tide lineman Alex Leatherwood to be the first lineman taken off draft boards, as the potential reward outweighs the risk for this prop.
If Leatherwood can help lead the Crimson Tide to another CFP Playoffs, his impact will certainly be seen come draft day.
With many more NFL Draft positional bets available at online sportsbooks, there is plenty of action over the course of the NFL season.